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Xi Jinping hails new age of globalisation at Silk Road summit

Japan has given billions of dollars in grants and low-cost loans to Southeast Asian nations to build ports and other facilities, and governments including South Korea have launched trade initiatives. "What we hope to create is a big family of harmonious co-existence", Xi said, adding pursuit of the initiative will not resort to outdated geopolitical maneuvering.


China's Xi hails ties with Philippines as Duterte cools on US

China's Xi hails ties with Philippines as Duterte cools on US

Donald Trump has invited Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte to the White House, using the government of the United States to confer legitimacy on an autocrat who has authorized the killing of thousands of people in his country, including children.



Germany demands more free trade guarantees on China Silk Road plan: minister

Mr Xi urged "a new type of global relations" based on mutually beneficial co-operation and said "we should forge partnerships of dialogue with no confrontation and of friendship rather than alliance". China will also set up 50 joint laboratories with countries participating in the Belt and Road initiative to enhance cooperation on innovation, he said.


Answers from Yates, more questions for White House

Answers from Yates, more questions for White House

The White House says Flynn was sacked for misleading top officials about his contacts with Russia's ambassador to the United States. Spicer further labeled Yates an "Obama appointee", up for a top position if Hillary Clinton defeated Trump in the presidential election, strongly hinting that her two visits to the White House were politically motivated.


Sean Spicer Wants You to Know That the Tweet Speaks for Itself

Sean Spicer Wants You to Know That the Tweet Speaks for Itself

An individual familiar with Comey's thinking told CBS News on Friday that Comey is not anxious about the existence of any tapes. Trump has played that card with Comey , so clearly he'd be willing to play it again. The U.S. Senate's No. 2 Democrat , Richard Durbin, slammed the president after Friday's tweet about Comey . "He's unsafe because he may be obstructing justice in terms of the investigation.



Palestinian hunger strike leader says 'snacking video' fake

Prominent South Africans, including Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and Gwede Mantashe, will join the hunger strike in solidarity with Palestinian political prisoners. Bargouti reportedly penned a letter addressed to hunger strikers from his prison cell, in which he calls upon the Palestinian people to engage in acts of civil disobedience in the face of the "Israeli occupation".